Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 48: Folk Music of Congo


Greetings, global music enthusiasts! Join me in Episode #48 of Busy Kids Love Music as we embark on a rhythmic journey to the heart of Africa—the Democratic Republic of Congo. In our summer series, “Around the World with Busy Kids Love Music,” we’re delving into the rich tapestry of Congolese folk music, celebrated as the heartbeat of African musical traditions.

**Episode Highlights:**

– **Congo’s Musical Heartbeat:** Immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds that make Congo the pulsating heart of African music and learn how it influences the music of many other countries throughout Africa.

– **Diverse Folk Melodies:** Discover the rich diversity of Congolese folk music, woven from the traditions and stories of its people.

– **Passport Stamp:** After experiencing the enchanting melodies in this episode, don’t forget to print your passport stamp (linked below) and add it to your passport.

Special thanks to my dear friend Blandine Boluka, residing in Kinshasa, DRC, for being an invaluable resource and consultant, enriching our exploration of Congo’s musical heritage.

Don’t miss this captivating episode, offering a glimpse into the soulful folk music that echoes through the lush landscapes of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tune in to “Around the World with Busy Kids Love Music” for a musical adventure like no other!

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Print the Passport

Print Your Congo Stamp

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

BIBOC – traditional folk musical assembly of Democratic Republic of Congo – YouTube

“Ngange” Bakolo Music International au Centre Wallonie Bruxelles – YouTube

Africa Mokili Mobimba | Playing For Change | Song Around The World – YouTube

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 48

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a variety of Congolese folk music performances. Check it out here.

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